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1968 - Not to be outdone by the Beatles, the Beach Boys began an 18-date tour with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as the opening act. The plan backfired as half the dates had to be canceled due to lack of interest.

1976 - Paul McCartney's Wings Over America Tour opened in Fort Worth, Texas. It was his first U.S. concert appearance in a decade. The world tour was well-attended and critically acclaimed, and resulted in a triple live album, Wings over America,

1986 - The Silver Dollar City Tennessee amusement park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee was reopened as "Dollywood" after Dolly Parton took an ownership stake.

1986 - Robert Palmer went to No.1 with 'Addicted To Love'. Palmer originally recorded the song as a duet with Chaka Khan but due to contractual problems her voice was removed. She still received a credit for vocal arrangement.

1993 - New Order's release, Republic. New Order took a break for four years and then crafted another slice of prime guitar pop. In keeping with previous work, Republic simply borrows elements of contemporary innovations in club music to frame a set of effortlessly enjoyable alternative pop songs.

2017 - The Eagles were suing a hotel in Mexico that calls itself the Hotel California, after the band's hit song and album. The rock band claim the 11-room hotel, in Todos Santos, "actively encourages" guests to believe it is associated with them in order to sell merchandise. They claim the hotel plays Eagles songs in the lobby and sells t-shirts describing the venue as "legendary". The parties' eventually reached a mutual agreement.


Bing Crosby was born today in 1903.

American folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger was born on this day in 1919. Perhaps no single person in the 20th century did more to preserve, broadcast, and redistribute folk music than Pete Seeger, whose passion for politics, the environment, and humanity earned him both ardent fans and vocal enemies ever since he first began performing in the late '30s. His battle against injustice led to his being blacklisted during the McCarthy era, celebrated during the turbulent '60s, and welcomed at union rallies throughout his life. Rising above all of Seeger's political ideals and his passion for authentic folk music was his clear voice and chiming banjo, both of which sang out with a clarity that rang true.

James Brown was born today in 1933. "Soul Brother Number One," "The Godfather of Soul," "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business," "Mr. Dynamite" -- those are mighty titles, but no one can question that James Brown earned them more than any other performer. Other singers were more popular, others were equally skilled, but few other musicians were so influential over the course of popular music. And no other musician put on a more exciting, exhilarating stage show: Brown's performances were marvels of athletic stamina and split-second timing. Through the gospel-impassioned fury of his vocals and the complex polyrhythms of his beats, Brown was a crucial midwife in not just one, but two revolutions in American music; he was one of the figures most responsible for turning R&B into soul and he was, most would agree, the one figure most responsible for transforming soul music into funk. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli is 89. Frankie Valli, the lead singer of the Four Seasons, launched a solo career in 1965 after several years of chart-topping success, while still performing with the group, which was re-billed as "Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons." Interesting fact, The song "Beggin', by Maneskin, it first recorded by Frankie and the band in 1967. Watch below.

Josh Tillman is 42. He is the drummer for Fleet Foxes before going solo as Father John Misty.

On This Day In Music History was sourced from This Day in Music, Allmusic, NPR, Song Facts and Wikipedia.

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